Kitchen Myths

Facts and fiction about food and cooking, by Peter Aitken

Adding a raw potato can reduce saltiness in a soup or sauce

A potato will absorb little or no salt, so this just does not work. Adding more unsalted liquid and other ingredients is about the only solution to this problem.

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One response to “Adding a raw potato can reduce saltiness in a soup or sauce

  1. Tom Arnall July 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    salt + acid = savory, so if for example i’ve put too much salt in a stew or soup, i can often rescue the thing with the addition of vinegar or lemon juice.

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